the lines intersecting the simple circles utterly thrills me.
That's one of my favorite sections as well Monica. Love the simplicity of it.
Such lovely images - they give a sense of contemplation, little steps in the dance, a bit of this, then that...I certainly want to reach thru the screen and touch it! Continue to enjoy...
"Little steps in the dance"Oh! I love that thought Fiona! Have to keep reminding myself that this one giant "what if" and fearlessness is the call of the day. I'm currently contemplating cutting it up and putting it back together before sewing the accordion part. Tomorrow...'Night.
The simplicity - and richness - of the books is very satisfying! I've used waxed paper in my books, but not waxed fabric (must try it...) - it's very transformative and of course Joseph Beuys did a lot with wax, and felt, for reasons of his own. For me, it's the permeation and the transparency - a different kind of touch when you turn a slightly stiffer page. Looking forward to seeing how your books develop!
Thank you Margaret! May I ask how you used waxed paper in your books? It's funny that you mentioned it. My very first accordion book, which has yet to be posted about, has the fusing paper in it. The fusing that I used must be bad because the paper just would not release no matter how cool it was. I finally gave up trying to remove it and decided it would be the middle layer. Enjoy!
oooo love where this is going
Me too. Thank you Ronnie!
In that last image, I feel like I am in an airplane, flying low over the land, looking at stitched roads, water towers and other such things in a desert. But that's just my story! Anyway, I guess I want to say, more articulately, that its map - like... ( if you can call that articulate!)
Valerianna, I love your articulate comment! I've no particular story in mind while working on the books, yet there is a story there and half the fun will be learning what the books say to others. Enjoy! By the way, what's the snow prediction up your way?
Eastern Mass will get the storm the worst - 30 or more inches with strong winds. Here in Western Mass, the prediction is a bit less, but still a decent 18 to 20+ inches with wind. I'm hunckered down now, wood stove going, listening to the howling wind. Hope you don't get too dumped on!
We're in southern CT and our forecast is similar to yours. The wind has picked in the past hour and we've nearly 8" with plenty more due. Glad you're nice and toasty. Stay safe!
I love the way the stream of sunlight hits it…breathing life. It has a fluidity and sense of transience.
The studio has 2 windows in it. The other gets more of the morning sun through the trees while the one photographed so often gets the afternoon sun in all its glory as it plays on the worktable. Thank you for your poetic thoughts.
The design and colour, lines and circles are all such a delight. I too would love to gently touch and hold your beautiful creations.
It's funny Kim...I've been wondering for...hmmm...2 or 3 years now if it was possible to combine my loves of stitching, rusting and monoprinting. Quite honestly, I'd begun to doubt that it was, or that I was capable of succeeding in doing so. But now. Well! Thank you for your words of encouragement. It means a lot.
I am loving watching you explore this new pathway Jennifer. The results are beautiful but I suspect - just a beginning. I see you taking this far.
Thank you Susan! You know, there was an instance or two the other day in the studio where it seemed you and/or Fiona were either peeking over my shoulder or standing on the other side of the worktable smiling your approval and encouragement. Nice to feel your presence there.
I love this 'aerial view' of your work. I wish I could land right on it and walk along the stitches. I'd play hopscotch from one monoprinted circle to the other and sunbathe on the rustmarks. Will you please let me do that, Jennifer? I promise I'll take my shoes off :))
What a delightful description! Feel free to venture on over Ersi.
i'd like to get really close to this, see the work in person!
Come on down Velma! Once the snow storm is over, that is.